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My Daily Digest: December 3, 2020

Every run counts The first day of test cricket is always a special one, a day that marks the true start of summer. Typically, as there was today, rain delays the start, but the eventual sound of bat on ball is a sign the sun’s on its way.

Judging by the state of the Seddon Park pitch, they’ve had no trouble growing grass in Waikato.

There’s been good spring rain around much of the country in the past few weeks as well, and the contractors have been flat out putting away feed for the summer.

We can learn a lot from cricket. How to work as a team, how to keep our eyes on our goals and the importance of having good protection where it’s needed.

It also highlights the importance of being there for you mates, whether they’re in good nick or scratching about a bit.

Working together, we can put a decent score up and and if not, it’s still been a good day out in the paddock.

 

Bryan Gibson

 

O’Connor keen to work with sector

After spending the past three years establishing a framework to transition farming to a more sustainable future, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor says this next parliamentary term should see that plan put into action.

 

Wool snap leads to business venture

An exciting new farm business venture stemming from a post on social media is transforming wool direct from the farm gate into a knitting yarn in an all New Zealand wool story.

 

Rise in farmland for forestry purchases

Foreign-owned forestry companies have bought 29 livestock farms covering 26,308ha since 2017, which they have converted to forestry.

 

Wood biofuels plan goes to stage 2

Commercialising a biofuels venture in New Zealand has moved a step closer with a business case being built to attract investment to the sector.

 

Live export ban conditionally lifted

The conditional ban on live cattle exports has been lifted, but until the wider review is finalised, exporters must continue to meet all existing requirements.

 

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